The Enneagram is a powerful system of nine personality types that combines traditional wisdom with modern psychology. It offers a profound and practical gateway to understanding ourselves and the people in our lives – with three major applications:
The Enneagram has a long history as a tool for organizing knowledge, from Greek mathematicians to Christian monastics. The modern system of personality types was first developed in the 1970s by psychologists in Berkeley, California. Since then, the Enneagram has spread to many countries around the world for use by individuals, families and organizations.
As a map of human consciousness, the Enneagram has no specific ideology or methodology. It can be used in many different contexts and approaches to human development – from psychotherapy and marriage counseling to religious or spiritual practice, from parenting to leadership in business.
Each personality type experiences patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that are often different from those of partners, children, friends and co-workers. Understanding these patterns increases our self-awareness and allows more flexibility in the choices we make. It helps us manage our reactivity and become more emotionally intelligent. We learn how to be more empathetic, reduce conflict and not take things so personally.
For those of us interested in personal or spiritual development, the Enneagram is an essential guide to focusing on both the strengths and challenges of our personality and character structure, and what gets in the way of our growth, particularly the defenses of our type.
Location: Mill Valley Community Center (MVCC), 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Cost: $15 through November 28; $25 at the door.
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